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Wichita Police caught up on all sexual assault kits
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The Wichita Police Department has been on a mission to get every single rape and sexual assault kit tested. now, they say they have done just that. "For a patient that comes in feeling like a victim, we would like to remind them that they are a survivor that they are important
'58 guns are in the hands of criminals': Wichita police say thieves continue to take guns from cars
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Wichita police report that thieves are continuing to take guns from cars in Wichita. Several of the cars have been unlocked or broken into. So far this year, 58 guns have been stolen out of cars, and 1,600 have been broken into.
Salina police catch Wichita man hiding on top of dog kennel after pursuit
SALINA, Kan. (KSNW) - A Wichita man lead the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and the Salina Police Department on a pursuit Saturday. Salina Police Captian Paul Forrester said they received a call informing them that Ottawa County deputies and Kansas Highway Patrol officers
'She's been bullied a lot': Wichita mother talks about daughter's suicide attempt
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A Wichita mother, is speaking out, after her daughter's recent suicide attempt. She says the sixth grader has been bullied since January, and believes the district and parents can do more to prevent it.
WPD: 8 cars stolen from Avis Car Rental in east Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Police say five vehicles stolen from Avis Car Rental were recovered in east Wichita on Tuesday. Police say a total of eight cars were discovered missing from the rental car lot located 8335 E. Kellogg, in east Wichita.
Domestic and sexual violence report presented to Wichita City Council
The Wichita City Council heard a report about domestic and sexual violence in the community. The Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita were among the 12 groups who participated in the audit. They looked at ways to improve procedures and communication, and provide more pr
Report: Topeka has 8th worst diet in the U.S. and Wichita is even worse
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- People who live in the Capital City might want to start trading in those candy bars for carrots, if a new study is correct. According to 24/7 Wall St., Topeka ranks near the bottom of a list of healthy eating cities in the country, but yet, it’s not even the lowest ranking cit
Vandals target Wichita church friendly to LGBTQ community
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Wichita church is cleaning up after it was hit by vandals right after the Easter holiday. The Table of Hope Metropolitan Community Church said 17 windows were broken out sometime Sunday evening after the Easter morning service.
Wichita City council discusses optimized emergency response project
The Wichita City Council learned Tuesday about efforts within the city and county to optimize emergency responses. Wichita Fire Chief Tammy Snow discussed how the city and county worked together in their optimized deployment project. When a medical call comes to 911, they determine the severity of t
New business making a splash in Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - If you build it, they will come. The Splash Aqua Park is going up this week in Wichita. "It's an extremely exciting development," said James Clendenin, Wichita City Council member. "It's wonderful to see someone taking interest in a brand new developments south of Kellogg."
Public safety collaboration leads to staff, resource efficiencies
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A City-County partnership has resulted in public safety improvements from using data-driven measurements, streamlining the use of emergency service vehicles, and creating other efficiencies according to officials.
Police arrest burglary suspect after alarm sounds at pharmacy
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Wichita police arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of burglary Tuesday. Police responded to Barney's Deep Discount Drugs in the 3100 block of West Central around 6 a.m.
Wichita church pays off $2.2 million in medical debt for Kansans
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Wichita church took on a special task this Easter season and paid off medical debt for thousands of Kansans. Pathway Church said it took some of the money it uses to help those suffering financial hardships and some of the money used to promote its Easter services, and it used
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Wichita man sentenced for abusing his infant son
A man has been sentenced in a case of abuse against his 2-month old son. Thomas Avery Harper of Wichita, was sentenced Friday to six years and four months in prison. Prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge in exchange for his guilty plea to aggravated battery and child abuse that stems from a
Report: Driver says brakes failed before he killed Kansas teen
A driver told investigators that his brakes failed before his car careened onto a suburban Kansas City sidewalk where it struck and killed a young girl, and narrowly missed three other children.
Wichita man killed in fight during Easter meal preparations
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police say a man was stabbed to death when two couples began arguing while preparing an Easter meal. Police Capt. Brent Allred said the couples lived together and were making a meal Sunday when 53-year-old Keith Kevell Thurman and 62-year-old Albert Thomas began arguing.
WSU offers virtual tour, potential students can visit from home
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Wichita State University is making it even easier for potential students to visit campus. The University will host a virtual campus tour on Friday afternoon.
Oklahoma authorities identify remains of missing Kansas man
Oklahoma authorities confirm the remains of a man from Arkansas City, Kan. who has been missing for nearly a year were found in northern Oklahoma. The Kay County Sheriff's Office told KSN news that remains found in Kaw City Oklahoma were identified by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office. Dental r
Sooners zip past Wichita State
The bottom half of the order compiled seven hits and seven RBIs and Jaret Godman pitched five innings in relief to lead the Oklahoma baseball team to a 9-4 win at Wichita State on Tuesday evening at Eck Stadium in Wichita, Kansas.